Track vehicles, like track-equipped ATVs and tanks, have an advantage over traditional cars on soft surfaces, as tracks exert less pressure and have more tread for grip. Traditional track conversions are expensive and require modifications, but a prototype system, the Track N Go, could change all that. Keeping track Ever get stuck in mud or Read on! →


Margaret Dunning, a 102-year-old retiree and philanthropist from Michigan, is an extraordinary woman. Not only does she do her own car repair, she’s managed to keep a 1930 Packard Roadster running since 1949. Margaret Dunning puts a lot of people to shame How many people don’t do their own car repair or maintenance? Most of Read on! →


Enjoy the stories of more famous death cars. Don’t be embarrassed to admit that you revel in stories of speed and death like the rest of us rubber-neckers. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Famous death cars No. 4 – James Dean’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder James Dean made it clear Read on! →


Sales of hybrid vehicles have been less brisk than automakers would like, and automakers widely attributed the reason to the high entry cost of a hybrid. For those interested in a hybrid, but wondering when the break-even point of saving money will occur, the U.S. Department of Energy has you covered. The department has started Read on! →


“Cars are made to go, not to stop,” says Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1960 French New Wave film “À bout de souffle.” But when they go and get into an auto accident, cars and drivers stop hard. In some tragic cases, there is no souffle, no breath and no life that remains. With that in Read on! →


Every so often, some contemplate getting personalized license plates, whether to be unique like everyone else or perhaps to be amusing. There’s certainly nothing wrong, but there are a few things one should bear in mind about custom license plates. Yes, personalized license plates are subject to review Car and Driver recently published an article Read on! →


Anybody who drives regularly in a major metropolitan area knows how ridiculous parking can be these days. You have to be ready to fork out enough for lunch in a nice restaurant, and that is if you can even find a spot to park in. You think that’s bad? How would it be to have Read on! →


A car robbery was recently foiled in St. Louis, Mo., as the thief could not drive a stick shift. Similar reports occur fairly regularly, so it is safe to say that a manual transmission is an effective theft deterrent. Manual foils car robbery A great anti-theft device for cars might be an old and low-tech Read on! →


Some people might have noticed the term “continuously variable transmission” and other buzzwords being bandied about concerning automotive transmissions. There’s nothing magical about them, but there are some fundamental differences people should be aware of. Fringe transmissions gaining ground Automobile transmissions used to come in two flavors: manual and automatic. However, some may have noticed Read on! →


The “check engine” warning light causes either panic or annoyance in most drivers. It can mean anything from a loose gas cap to incredibly expensive major repairs. Many drivers believe the system was intentionally made overly sensitive in order to trigger revenue-generating trips to the dealership. But why does the ubiquitous signal really illuminate? A Read on! →